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Urology Residency

The ACGME accredited Urology Residency Program is a five-year program with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health and Akron Children's Hospital. 


Urology Residency Program

The Urology Residency Program is a five-year program with three major teaching institutions including Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health and Akron Children's Hospital. It is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Two positions are offered annually to candidates through the AUA Match.

The first year of our residency program includes 6 months of rotations in general surgery and 6 months of general urology. The next four years are focused on developing surgical skills, urologic knowledge and autonomy. Year 2 builds endoscopic knowledge and skills with minor urologic cases. Year 3 focuses on more complex endoscopic cases and laparoscopic skills. Year 4 provides the opportunity to explore urologic subspecialties including pediatric urology (6 months), FPMRS, Infertility/Andrology and Reconstruction. In year 4 there is also a focus on robotic surgery both in Akron and in a satellite private practice setting. Year 5, chief year, concentrates on major urologic cases, robotic surgery and areas of special interest. For all levels, there is an outpatient clinic experience is provided weekly in a private practice setting. 

Protected academic time is every Wednesday from 7 am until noon and includes weekly conferences, urology grand rounds, an imaging conference, and core curriculum. All residents attend monthly journal clubs. Other meetings included in the urology educational program are monthly M&M conferences and multi-disciplinary pediatric conferences with radiology and nephrology.

Active clinical research is encouraged. Financial support is provided to attend national, regional, and local conferences. Completion of the program provides eligibility to sit for the American Board of Urology Qualifying Examination.

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